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I’m personally inviting you to the Louisiana Gourd Society’s 1st Annual Show that will be held April 19-20, 2013 at the Claiborne Parish Fairgrounds located at 1563 Fairgrounds Drive in Haynesville, LA.
They will have classes both days, gourd art, competition, and kids korner. Visit their web site ….. www.louisianagourdsociety.org ….. for the class schedule and more information.
Tom and Zelda Hornsby, Bayou Gourds, will have gourds for you to purchase ….. www.bayougourds.com. Nedra Dennison, Sawdust Connection, will have a wide variety of her many supplies you can purchase ….. www.sawdustconnection.com. I will be teaching two classes and have a booth with my art and gourd books … www.paintingsbyhellen.com . There will also be other artists with their gourd art and supplies!!!
Come join us to have GOURD FUN! You can shop, take a class, browse the art competition, and see the fabulous gourd creations!
Having trouble posting this in your inbox - so we'll try it here. You should post your question in the Forum section under "growing gourds" section. I'm not a grower myself, so I can't help you. Others on the site will have more advice to offer.
I hike with a Rock Art group and have visited numerous petroglyph (designs incised in the rock) and pictograph (designs painted on the rock) sites. The detail and variety are fascinating! I base most of my work on 'glyphs that I have seen and try and keep them as true to the original as I can. Everyone who studies Rock Art speculated on their meaning but no one really knows why they were done. I think as art, they fit well with gourds as the Native Americans who created them also used gourds.